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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Flora Life

[Images courtesy Cistanthe]

One of my favorite posts of 2013 highlighted Cistanthe, Bailey Hunter's project that employs women to create painted and block-printed botanically-patterned organic cottons and silks along with brilliantly colored solid fabrics. Looking ahead to a new year, here are some of the company's freshest offerings: hand-blocked Raj Flora on silk tussah, shown at top, and Mughal Flowers on a tea-stained base. Fabrics typically cost between $35 to $60.

The High is kicking off 2014 with fresh flowers, too. The Museum's inaugural Art in Bloom is set to take place January 10 - 12. During the event, 50 works from the permanent collection will serve as inspiration for floral designers. Ryan Gainey, one of the South's best known gardeners and artists, will be a featured lecturer along with fascinating self-taught topiary artist Pearl Fryar, and landscape historian and scholar Daniel J. Nadenicek, UGA's Dean of the College of Environment and Design.

[One more from Cisanthe, Coromandel Flora on silk tussah.]


Laura Casey Interiors said...

I love block printed textiles, thanks for the link back to Cistanthe, they are gorgeous!! Happy New Year!!

Style Court said...

Happy New Year to you, Laura!

Style Court said...

Happy New Year to you, Laura!

Bailey said...

Thank you, Courtney!! Happy New Year!!!!!